The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Quality Terms & Concepts

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McGraw-Hill, Jan 1, 1995 - Business & Economics - 392 pages
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Over 600 TQM terms and concepts at your fingertips. Don't let the huge range of quality management buzzwords, acronyms and statistical and technical terms slow down your TQM program. The Mcgraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Quality Terms & Concepts, by James Cortada and John Woods, provides clear, precise, understandable definitions for all the terms that make up the daily language of today's successful quality managers. You get plain-English explanations of ISO 9000, Baldridge assessment, cycle time, benchmarking, reengineering, Just-in Time manufacturing, brainstorming-- all the terms and concepts you need to stay on top of the fast -moving developments in TQM. Each definition in this one-stop quality-literacy toolkit contains a resource list--including books, periodicals, and top associations and organizations--that leads you to further information. Over 800 illustrations demonstrate such key ideas as: House of Quality; Process drift; Corrective planning; Macro-process; Quality Function Deployment; Six Sigma; Hoshin Planning; Quality (Taguchi) Loss Function; Feedback loop; Lower Control Limit; Real need; Quality audit; Value-added activities; and much more.

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Contents

Encyclopedia of Quality Terms and Concepts
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Quality References
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Magazines and Journals
375
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About the author (1995)

James W. Cortada is the author of a dozen books on Spain, including "Spain in the Nineteenth-Century World: Essays on Spanish Diplomacy, 1789 1898", and two previous publications on the Spanish Civil War. He is also the author of dozens of articles on modern European and Spanish history. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.

Woods is professor emeritus of English at Western Michigan University.

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